Connecting Communities

Communities across the U.S. are responding to the PFAS contamination crisis by organizing and advocating for safe drinking water. This map shows sites with known contamination and where organizations are working for stronger health and environmental protections. Plug into a group working in your community, form a new group, or connect with others facing similar challenges.

Connecting Communities > United States > Ohio

Is there a PFAS contamination site near you? Use our interactive map to find out.

  • Each red dot represents a site contaminated with PFAS.
  • Click on a dot to learn more about the site.
  • Click on a state to get information about all sites as well as community groups, health studies, and resources available in that state.

* This map focuses on sites where PFAS have been detected in the environment (groundwater, soil, and surface water), or in drinking water where the contamination is linked to a specific source and not merely the result of testing a water supply system.

Connect with Ohio

PFAS Contamination Site

Information about contamination sites comes from the PFAS Contamination Site Tracker, a project of the PFAS Project Lab at the Northeastern University.

Ohio Contamination Areas

  1. Little Hocking
    Industrial production and use at DuPont/Chemours' Washington Works facility in West Va
    Location  Little Hocking, Ohio
    Date  2018
    PFAS contamination source  Industry / Manufacturing

  2. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
    PFAS are migrating from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base toward Dayton's Huffman Dam wells
    Location  Dayton, Ohio
    Date  2018
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Air Force

If you know about a contamination site in your state that is not shown on the map, fill out this form to have it added. Check back for updates about your state!

Ohio Community Groups

  1. IAFF local F88
    We represent the professional fire fighters, dispatchers, and inspectors of Wright-Patterson AFB Fire Department.
    Location  Fairborn

  2. Save Our County, Inc.
    Save Our County is an Environmental Justice Organization started in the 80s opposed to Heritage Thermal Services, one of the largest permitted hazardous waste incinerators. It never should have been located here as it violates state and federal law. The incinerator burns PFAS firefighting foams from across the country. It is a threat to the health of our community, particularly our school children. Our area also has higher cancer rates.
    Location  East Liverpool, Ohio and tri-state area Heritage Incinerator. Right on the bank of the Ohio River.
    Contact Name  Alonzo Spencer
    Contact Phone  330-385-4584

​​​​​​If you are involved in a community organization working on PFAS and you don’t see your group listed, click here to have your group added to this page. 

If there are no community groups in your state, try contacting the National PFAS Contamination Coalitiona network of community groups working to address PFAS contamination across the country. You can also contact a coalition member near you to learn more and get involved.

Ohio PFAS Exposure and Health Studies

  1. C-8 Medical Monitoring Program
    Location  Reedsville, OH; Pomeroy, OH; Little Hocking, OH; Belpre, OH; Washington, WV; Point Pleasant, WV
    Status  Ongoing
    Date  Started 2015
    Type of study  Medical monitoring

  2. The C8 Study
    Location  Mid-Ohio Valley
    Status  Complete
    Date  2005-2013
    Type of study  Washington Works DuPont plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia

Some states have conducted their own blood testing to understand people's exposure to PFAS in areas with contaminated drinking water. In the fall of 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry launched a national health study on PFAS involving multiple communities across the country.

Do you know about a health study in your state that is not listed here? Fill out this form to have it added!

Wondering if a health study is right for your community? Boston University’s Department of Environmental Health has a guide for making informed decisions.

Ohio Agency Websites

  1. Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Water Resources

  2. Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

  3. Ohio Environmental Protection Agency PFAS Testing of Ohio Public Water Systems

What should you do if you happen to live or work near a PFAS contamination site?

  • Ask your local water supplier if they have tested the drinking water for PFAS and how they have reported (or failed to report) the results to the public.
  • If you have a private well, get your water tested. See our drinking water fact sheet to learn how.
  • Being close to a contamination site does not necessarily mean your drinking water is also contaminated. If you have questions or concerns, contact your state environmental or health department. Also see our list of resources for more information.

Information about contamination sites comes from the PFAS Contamination Site Tracker, a project of the PFAS Project Lab at Northeastern University. The tracker records qualitative and quantitative data from each known site of PFAS contamination, including a timeline of discovery, sources, levels, health impacts, and community and government responses. All data presented in the map were extracted from government websites, news articles, or publicly available documents, and are cited in the tracker.

If you know about a contamination site that is not shown on the map, fill out this form to have it added. Check back for updates!

The Environmental Working Group also maintains a map of PFAS contamination in the US. This map includes additional locations where PFAS were found in drinking water but the point source of contamination is unknown.